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Business Beat

January 11, 2012

Some area businesses to participate in fourth annual bridal expo

More than 30 businesses are registered to participate in the fourth annual bridal expo at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center on Market Street in Oneonta from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Celebration Creations Wedding & Event Planning is organizing the Bridal Show 2012, which also is a fundraiser for Foothills. Celebration Creations owner Kerri Green said this year's event is anticipated to be the "best year ever" based on the number of vendors participating and that more than 100 brides-to-be, plus 200 others, expected.

A fashion show featuring Rainbow's End Weddings & More will be at 3 p.m.

Brides-to-be are encouraged to pre-register for extra door-prize opportunities, Green said, and free use of the atrium at Foothills is among prizes offered.

Green said Bridal Show 2012 is sponsored by the Foothills, Sound Performance and the Holiday Inn.

For more information, call visit or call 267-8541.

SFCU announces committee member

Larry Malone, Common Council member and Hartwick College professor, has been appointed to the SFCU Supervisory Committee, according to a recent announcement by James Doig, president and chief executive officer of the Sidney Federal Credit Union.

As a member of the SFCU Supervisory Committee, Malone will, through ongoing reviews and audits, help to ensure that credit union records are maintained properly, that policies are followed and that member assets are safeguarded and used according to the purposes of the credit union.

Malone, who has a Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research, has taught at Hartwick College in Oneonta since 1986. He began serving as council member representing the Second Ward in January.

Sidney Federal Credit Union offers financial services to more than 47,000 members who live or work in Chenango, Otsego, and Delaware counties and the town of Colesville.

MSO sets first meeting of 2012

Main Street Oneonta will have its first networking opportunity next week.

The meeting will be at the Oneonta Theatre, 47 Chestnut St., at 8 a.m. Jan. 18. MSO's plans for this year will be reviewed, organizers said, and city officials will give a presentation on proposed parking changes for the downtown area.

MSO promotes downtown businesses and events.

To suggest a business story, announce a new business or changes to an existing one, e-mail details to or call Denise Richardson at 432-1000 or (800) 721-1000, ext. 213.

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